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The 1949 episodes of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, the most   successful spinoff from Jack Benny's popular radio comedy. With Phil Harris and Alice Faye as themselves; Elliott Lewis as Frank Remley; Jeanine Roos and Anne Whitfield as the Harrises' children; Robert North as Alice's brother Willie; Gale Gordon as sponsor Scott; Bill Forman as the show announcer; and, Walter Scharf conducting the Phil Harris Orchestra. Sponsored by Rexall.
Topics: Phil Harris, Alice Faye, old-time radio, comedy
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The last of the master radio satirist's hour-long comedy shows, and the return to a half-hour with the embryonic segment soon to be known as Allen's Alley
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Topics: Fred Allen, old-time radio, comedy, satire
Old Time Radio
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The surviving installments of the master satirist's final series, on NBC, for Blue Bonnet Margarine and Tetley Tea through 1947 and Ford Motor Company in 1948-49. Including the "Allen's Alley" for which he's remembered best---with announcer Kenny Delmar as Senator Claghorn, Parker Fennelly as Titus Moody, Minerva Pious as Mrs. Nussbaum, and Peter Donald as Ajax Cassidy, with Alan Reed as Falstaff Openshaw in the first several installments. Among Allen's classics here include the...
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Topics: Fred Allen, old-time radio, comedy, satire
Old Time Radio
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Classified as a juvenile crime drama but written and acted with more adult style than most of the breed, "The Green Hornet"---whose protagonist fought crime by infiltrating or even partnering (initially) with known criminal operations, which deceive police into believing him a wanted criminal himself---was the creation of George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, the brains and head writer behind "The Lone Ranger" (whose protagonist, according to storyline, was the great-uncle of...
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Topics: old-time radio, The Green Hornet, crime drama, juvenile adventure